23 Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands for Sustainable Fashion

In a previous article, I talked about precisely why fast fashion is so bad, and definitely not eco-friendly or supporting of fair trade.

Today, I’ll show you the sustainable brands that are shunning fast fashion and producing clothes, and other fashion items, with recycled materials and fair trade ethics.

Despite what some companies would like you to believe, you CAN look great and still not harm the planet.

It's not hard to find sustainable fashion brands and eco-friendly clothing to suit any budget. You just need to know where to look.

Mrs. M To The Rescue

I’m not what you’d call a fashionista - I know, shock-horror, right?! - but I‘d like to think I know what makes a brand/company eco-friendly.

Luckily for us all, Mrs. M loves her fashion.

So, like some weird, eco-friendly Power Ranger, we’ve morphed our powers to cover all angles.

I’ll be talking you through the eco-credentials of some of the best sustainable fashion brands. Mrs. M will take a more consumer-centric look at the same sustainable fashion clothing brand.

So let’s get started. Or, to put it another way, and continue the tenuous Power Ranger theme…”It’s Morphin Time!”.

23 of Our Favourite Sustainable Clothing Brands Helping Change the Fashion Industry

Eco-Credentials:

One tree planted for every order
Sustainability via #JoinGreenMoves

They Say: 337 BRAND is an earth-friendly leisurewear line made to make you feel at ease, always. Inspired by nature, comfort and kindness, the brand introduces effortless-style clothing with a hint of edge. Founded in New York City, a place where we are constantly influenced to create against the trend and stand for something beyond the moment. We design for the woman who is positive, humble, unafraid and cares about people and the planet.

We Say: 337 BRAND make their clothes in the heart of the hustle and bustle of NYC. This reduces their carbon footprint and other negative environmental impacts.

Their #JOINGREENMOVES movement is active on Twitter and aims to promote sustainability, fair trade, and a more transparent supply chain.

Mrs. M Says: 337 BRAND are well known for their effortless sustainable style, all made in New York. Keeping it local with ethical and sustainable practices. Love it!

I also love the simplicity of their Sherman Tank. Perfect for getting the breeze to the body on hot summer days.

Free standard shipping and returns are available on all U.S. orders. You can also buy now and pay later with Klarna.

Eco-Credentials:

Feminist brand supporting women in the fashion trade
Fair labor practices
B Corp

They Say: Our customers are our advocates, and they know that if we are going to be serious about solutions to poverty, we must do two things: 1) create jobs, and 2) do so for women. Fashion is the largest global employer of women, but 98% of employees do not earn enough to meet their basic needs. We're not perfect, but we want to be perfectly transparent. We publish our lowest wages to help you understand the impact of your purchase. Our dream is that publishing wages becomes as common as nutritional facts labels, empowering consumers to make informed decisions.

We Say: ABLE sells a range of sustainable jewelry, apparel, bags, and shoes.

They aim to create economic opportunities for the millions of underpaid women in the supply chain to the fashion industry.

This is achieved by ensuring safe working conditions and fair pay for all their workers. 

Mrs. M Says: ABLE have their roots in eco-friendly leather, so I guess it should come as no surprise that my favorite item is the Mamuye Classic Tote.

I love the distressed leather look. Make sure you also get the Leather Conditioner to extend its usable life and keep it looking its best.

U.S. ground shipping takes 5-7 business days and is free for ABLE Rewards members ($3 for non-members). You can also collect for free from their flagship store in Nashville.

A lifetime guarantee covers all ABLE products. If a manufacturing defect develops, they will simply refund or replace it. No dramas.

Eco-Credentials:

OEKO-TEX
BLUESIGN
Recycled materials

They Say: We wanted to simplify our wardrobes, so we set out to create a new standard for clothing that lets us do more with less. And, we do it in a way that is conscious.

We Say: ADAY aims to make clothes that last by creating items that are technical, seasonless, and sustainable.

They’re a sustainable fashion brand that uses natural materials to help make your wardrobe easier on the planet.

Mrs. M Says: Aday has a range called madeagain.

They take old ranges that would potentially be wasted and redesign them into something else, usually by cropping them or making other subtle changes.

It’s a concept I simply adore. Great idea ADAY! 👏

My current fave from the madeagain range is the Portfolio Shorts. Great for showing off your perky buns after a heavy squat session! 😉

Free standard shipping is available on all orders.

Eco-Credentials:

Virgin plastic free
Sustainable and traceable materials

They Say: Our journey started in the deserts of North Africa, responding to people's hardship through relief work. Not everyone can contribute like that, so we built a company that shows love for the People + the Planet through the outdoors. Now we have an amazing community across the globe who are making that a reality everyday.

We Say: Alice + Whittle are on a mission to make fully sustainable footwear. They're not perfect yet, but they’re totally honest and upfront about that.

90% of their materials are currently sustainable and traceable, and they’re aiming for 100%.

Mrs. M Says: I don't own a huge amount of shoes. I'm more of a bag girl, to be honest.

I do like a chunky boot, though, and the Weekend Boot from Alice + Whittle is an absolute beaut. Perfect for a pre-brunch trail hike.

Carbon neutral shipping is free on U.S. and Canada orders over $100.

Eco-Credentials:

GOTS certified organic cotton
Recycled packaging

They Say: We prioritize the ethical and social responsibility of every aspect of creating, producing, and selling clothes, before profit margin. This includes higher standards and expectations for the nature of quality and of fabrics, working conditions for the people sewing them together, and the materials used to package and get the final product to your door.

We Say: This is a very cool Cali-based eco-friendly clothing brand making serious waves right now.

See what I did there? Cali! Waves!? Never mind!

Anyway, poor dad jokes aside, this family-run company is all about producing skater and surf vibes while keeping their carbon footprint as low as possible.

The clothes are shipped in recycled paper and compostable bags.

The fabric used by Back Beak Co. is ‘low impact’. This means that they’re either recycled or sustainably farmed. Recycled cotton, hemp, organic cotton, linen, and Tencel are all currently used.

Mrs. M Says: Our eldest daughter is all over Back Beat Co. She’s in a Cali skater girl phase at the moment, and the guys and gals at Back Beat Co. have that down pat.

Her favorite item is these camo Adventure Shorts.

Free domestic shipping is available on all orders over $150. Domestic orders can also be returned for free within 14 days if you’re not satisfied.

Eco-Credentials:

ECOCERT
FCS
PETA Vegan Approved
OEKO-TEX

They Say: We believe that comfort can be more than feeling good - it can do good, too. Our focus is on simple designs, eco-friendly materials and sustainable manufacturing. Thoughtfully crafted from bamboo viscose, discover our super soft, comfy, breathable and sustainable everyday essentials. Superior comfort is ingrained in our philosophy at Boody and is our guarantee to you.

We Say: Boody is an Australian fashion label specializing in underwear and general apparel made from bamboo.

Bamboo is a super eco-friendly material that has multiple benefits:

  • Silky Soft: Clothing made from bamboo feels soft against the skin
  • Thermoregulating: Helps you feel warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer
  • Anti-static: Bamboo clothing does not cling to the skin
  • Breathable & moisture-wicking: The bamboo viscose used in clothing contains micro-gaps. These provide ventilation and allows moisture to escape
  • Organically grown: Boody bamboo is naturally organic
  • No artificial irrigation: Boody bamboo is grown with rainwater only
  • Improving air quality: According to Boody, bamboo plantations produce 30% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees. This absorbs more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.
  • Fast-growing & regenerating: Bamboo is the fastest growing and most versatile plant in the world. Some species can grow as quick as one meter per day

Mrs. M Says: Boody makes soft and snuggly underwear, loungewear, and accessories.

I love bamboo clothing. The more you wear it the softer it gets. Lovely!

Their range of babywear is super cute.

Free economy shipping is available on all orders over $49.

Eco-Credentials:

1% for the Planet
Supports multiple initiatives
Organic
Vegan
Fair trade certified

They Say: Conscious step is committed to lasting social and environmental change. Every step we take in our production process supports farms and factories with fair wages, safe facilities, and sustainable materials.

We Say: Conscious Step is an ethical and sustainable clothing brand specializing in socks.

Their different ranges of socks currently support the following projects and initiatives:

  • Beat childhood cancer
  • Build homes
  • Conserve rainforests
  • Educate kids
  • Empower women
  • Fight for equality
  • Fight malaria
  • Plant trees
  • Prevent breast cancer
  • Protect endangered animals
  • Provide disaster relief
  • Provide water
  • Restore oceans
  • Save dogs & cats
  • Save LGBTQ lives
  • Support mental health
  • Treat HIV

Mrs. M Says: This is more James’ area of expertise. He loves a jazzy sock, and Conscious Step has plenty of those on offer.

However, as a family of dog lovers, I’ve chosen the more understated Socks That Save Dogs.

Free shipping is available on all U.S. orders over $50.

Eco-Credentials:

B Corp
Small batch production
Eco-friendly fabrics

They Say: Fast fashion and trends are disposable, our clothing isn't. The Encircled woman is effortlessly polished, comfortable and confident in her own sense of personal style. No more “what on earth was I thinking?” moments with trends and fads - whether it’s stick thin eyebrows, acid wash jeans or shoulder pads, we’ve all been there. Our classic, versatile pieces mean you can build a wardrobe you’ll love for years to come.

We Say: Encircled has pledged to use the most sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics available to make their clothes. You can read more about their core fabrics here.

They take a mindful, slow fashion approach to design. Producing only what is needed. In small sustainable batches.

Mrs. M Says: Encircled do some lovely smart pieces that look amazing both in the office or a night on the cocktails.

For me, though, in the home working world we’re currently living in, I love Love LOVE the Everyday House Dress.

Eco-Credentials:

GOTS
Fair labor ethics

They Say: We believe in supporting the excellent local artisans and craftspeople and women-and minority-owned businesses in New York City. By producing locally in small batches, we are able to minimize the impact of our supply chain and ensure that our extremely high quality standards are met on each and every garment. When sourcing our organic cotton fabric, we require GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification, which ensures compliance with the strictest standards of sustainability and labor rights from seed to finished fabric.

We Say: GRAMMAR uses GOTS certified sustainable fabric and other eco-friendly materials to make wardrobe staples in NYC.

Mrs. M Says: GRAMMAR started selling just plain white shirts but has now expanded their range to cover a whole host of tastes. I love their take on modern minimalist, sustainable textiles. The Exclamation Crop is a real statement top.

Free domestic shipping and returns are available on all orders.

Eco-Credentials:

Made in the USA
Supports American organic cotton farmers
Zero dyes and bleach options available
Fibershed member

They Say: Harvest & Mill was born out of a need for locally sewn and USA grown organic clothing. We believe that there is a better way to make clothing. By supporting our USA organic cotton farmers, American heritage mills and our local sewing community, we are rebuilding supply chains based on ecological and ethical principles.  

We Say: This is a truly homegrown company from start to finish.

They sew all their clothes in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco.

The 100% USA organic cotton fabric Harvest & Mill use is made exclusively for them. They can trace their materials all the way back to the organic cotton farms.

Every range is available in undyed and unbleached fabric. Their naturally-dyed clothing comes from farmers and dye artists in Indiana and California. This massively reduces water waste and pollution.

Every material used by Harvest & Mill is either compostable or recyclable.

Mrs. M Says: Harvest & Mill keep everything right here is the good old US of A, and I love that!

I sometimes get small outbreaks of eczema on my arms. This is often made worse by certain dyes used in clothes. So I love the fact that Harvest & Mill has a full dye and bleach-free range.

I also find it neat that each product page tells you the exact environmental impact of that item.

Their Organic Cotton Socks get my vote here. A real slouching around the house fave of mine. Sooooooooo comfy!

Free domestic shipping is available for all orders over $150.

Eco-Credentials:

Reuse of deadstock
One mask donated to an essential worker for every mask sold
1% of net sales donated

They Say: At HYER GOODS, we pride ourselves in using the most sustainable materials - the ones that already exist! That's why all our leather goods are hand-crafted from Better Leather, the quality materials leftover from the production and manufacturing process.

We Say: HYER GOODS is a leather goods brand that makes its products for deadstock material that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.

They promise to:

  1. REDUCE WASTE: By using high-quality waste materials and saving them from landfill
  2. CURB CARBON: By upscaling waste, they eliminate the massive carbon footprint associated with raising cattle for leather
  3. MANUFACTURE ETHICALLY: By producing all products in an EDEX-compliant, female-owned factory in India
  4. SHIP SUSTAINABLY: By shipping is plastic-free and recyclable packaging
  5. PROTECT BETTER: By donating masks to essential workers in need
  6. GIVE BACK: By donating 1% of monthly net sales to worthy causes

Mrs. M Says: HYER GOODS call their upcycled leather bags “trash bags”...but there is absolutely nothing thrashing about this brand.

Their longest-standing product, the Bucket Bag, is both useful (it holds A LOT!) and stylish...especially in the gorgeous Flame Croc color.

Free shipping and returns are currently available on all U.S. orders.

Eco-Credentials:

GOTS certified organic
Plant-based
Vegan
Compostable

They Say: Our packaging and pants (underwear) are made exclusively from plant-based materials and are fully biodegradable and compostable. KENT briefs will disappear and return to nature as a resource (in only 90 days) helping reduce landfill waste. Smiling? So is Mother Earth.

We Say: The concept here is simple but incredibly effective.

Underwear made from 100% organic pima cotton, with no synthetics, microplastics, and petrochemicals.

The resulting product is entirely vegan and will compost back to nature in 90 days once it reaches the end of its usable life.

Mrs. M Says: Panties that will feed my pansies. What a great idea!

My favorite style? I could lie and say the sexy thongs...but it’s High Waist comfort every time for me!

Free shipping is currently available on all domestic orders over $75.

Eco-Credentials:

Carbon neutral
1% for the Planet
Recycling program

They Say: Knickey was founded as a sustainable brand from the start - seeking out the most environmentally responsible processes, low-impact fabrics and ethical manufacturing - and we're always ready to do more. We swap the greenwashing for integrity and accountability. By choosing Knickey, you can be confident that every step of our design, product and business has been carefully considered. We do our homework so you don’t have to.

We Say: Knickey products are manufactured in a Fair Trade Certified facility in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India. This gives assurances of ethical practices, such as paying workers fair wages and safe working conditions.

They also offer a recycling program that has already kept over 100,000 items out of landfill.

Mrs. M Says: There is a time and place for thongs...but the High-Rise Brief from Knickey is sooooooooo lovely to wear. No seam. No digging. No wedgies. HEAVEN!

The recycling program is a beautiful initiative. Send Knickey any old undies, and they will recycle them responsibly. They will even add a free pair to your next order as a thank you. A win for the planet and a win for your top drawer!

Free standard shipping is available on all U.S. orders over $65.

Eco-Credentials:

Ethical fashion advocates

They Say: Krochet Kids intl. has continued to grow and evolve in ways we never imagined since our start in 2007.  Over the last decade we have employed hundreds of people in Uganda and Peru to create a broad array of gifts that give back.  The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the collaboration of our staff and teams around the globe has created a cycle of employment and empowerment. Join with us as we continue to spread the good word of hope and empowerment.

We Say: Krochet Kids was created to help empower people to take themselves out of poverty.

Their specialty lies in adult headwear, but they also produce a few styles and other items for the whole family.

They’re a new breed of sustainable clothing brands that take real pride in what they make. Each Krochet Kids item has a unique label carrying the signature of the person who made it.

Mrs. M Says: I assumed by the name that Krochet Kids was some form of kids clothing brand, so I was surprised to see that it was mainly just beanies that they had to offer.

However, a quick browse through the kid’s section of the website melted my heart. The Hoot could possibly be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

Eco-Credentials:

Climate Neutral Certified
1% For The Planet
Woman-owned

They Say: Cayley Pater and Andy Ives launched Made Trade in 2018 to fix a problem they kept running into — finding beautiful, ethically made, and sustainably sourced products for their home and wardrobes was a huge challenge. They thought shopping ethically made, and exceptionally designed products should be incredibly simple — so that's why they created Made Trade.

We Say: If you’ve read my Eco-Friendly Gifts article, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the gift options over at Made Trade.

Their company ethics are some of the most eco-friendly and inclusive I’ve come across. They only work with manufacturers, suppliers, and brands who meet their exacting standards.

Their range of clothing is just as eco-friendly as their range of gifts. The Porter Blue Apparel range is the standout for me.

This eco-friendly range of denim products is made using Laser Finishing Technology, a waterless washing technique, and Ozone and E-Flow Machines.

All those fancy-sounding words result in a process that uses 85% fewer chemicals, 75% less water used, and 65% less energy used. The denim produced is also free of solvents, PVC, APEO, PFCS, and AZO.

The denim is sourced from Canada Denim Spa in Milan, Italy, and is made with 40% organic BCI cotton.

Mrs. M Says: James is a bit of an eco-geek, and he loves the stats surrounding the Porter Blue Apparel range.

I totally get where he’s coming from. It’s an incredibly eco-friendly range of denim. It also looks great.

However, for me, the real hero of Made Trade clothing is the range of swimwear made from recycled materials.

My absolute fave at the moment is the Olivia Recycled One Piece Swimsuit in Afterglow.

It manages to be both super flattering and super sexy at the same time (thanks to the strappy back).

Free standard U.S. shipping is currently available on all orders over $75. U.S. customers can also take advantage of a 15-day hassle-free returns policy.

Eco-Credentials:

Organic
1% For The Planet
Ethical production
B Corp

They Say: The fashion industry is dirty - but it can be better. We constantly search for better innovation, we have a visionary use of sustainable materials - and a continued focus on ethical production.

We Say: This Denmark-based company specializes in, as the name would suggest, organic everyday clothing.

They have some serious eco-credentials, being B Corp certified and a member of 1% for the Planet.

Every Organic Basics item is designed to last and is made using GOTS certified cotton in collaboration with trusted, certified factory partners in Austria, Portugal, Scotland, Italy, and Turkey.

Their excellent eco-credentials don’t stop at the clothes they produce. Even their website is low impact. This is a cool concept that I hope to dive deeper into for a future article.

Mrs. M Says: Organic Basics is always my first port of call when shopping for activewear.

The Active Bike Shorts and Active Workout Bra are my Peloton essentials and have got me through many tough Hiit and Hills classes.

I appreciate that shipping goods from Denmark to the U.S. might not initially sound eco-friendly, but I always make sure I do a bulk order of enough items to last me several years.

They also offset all shipping (and production) emissions, which gives me extra peace of mind.

Free U.S. shipping on orders over $150 and easy 30-day returns is currently available.

Eco-Credentials:

Low waste
Family-owned factory in China paying a fair wage

They Say: Fast fashion outsourcing leads to inconsistent fits, which is especially frustrating for petites. We design with slimming and elongating principles such as high waist, shorter cropped ankles, synching at the waist and ankle flares. Our fit process happens in-house and includes 2-3 rounds of samples on real petite fit models over several months. The result is a consistent and flattering design and fit throughout our collection.

We Say: Petite Studio uses eco-friendly materials to produce a clothing range for petite women.

It takes on average 20 hours for Petite Studio to make one garment. That really is the epitome of slow fashion.

You can find the Petite Studio factory in founder Jenny’s hometown of Jiangshan, China.

The workers there are treated like family. They work 40 hour weeks, have health cover, vacation pay, lunch breaks, and even a 30 minute nap per shift! NICE!

Mrs. M Says: At just under 6ft I’m not exactly petite myself. I do, however, have several petite girlfriends who constantly struggle to find clothes to fit them properly.

If you're between 5ft and 5ft10, then this sustainable fashion brand could be just what you're looking for.

Growing up, I loved the style of Audry Hepburn, so my favorite Petite Studio piece is a no-brainer. The stretchy, figure-hugging, DAMN SEXY, Hepburn Dress.

Free shipping is available on all U.S. orders over $89.

Eco-Credentials:

Vegan
Fur Free Retailer
PETA-approved

They Say: Svala was founded by Helga Douglas to create beautiful, stylish, versatile pieces that are animal-friendly and produced sustainably. Unable to find exactly the kind of accessories that she was looking for, Helga created a line of luxury, vegan, handbags and accessories that are handcrafted in LA from premium, European, innovative fabrics. Svala is inspired by Helga’s love of animals and nature, her affinity for the relaxed, colorful feel of Sydney and LA and the simplicity of Scandinavian design.   

We Say: Svala specializes in making high-end handbags and accessories that are 100% vegan.

Each item is made from animal-friendly, PVC-free, sustainable materials such as Italian PU (polyurethane), Pinatex® (made from pineapple leaf fiber), and cork.

Every Svala handbag is lined with fabric made with organic cotton and recycled polyester.

Mrs. M Says: As a family, we’re trying to move to a vegan way of living...but it’s hard because James makes a kick-ass pork and apple burger, and my girls love making chili nachos.

At least my bag collection can be vegan, thanks to Svala!

I have a slight obsession with bags (James would no doubt say that’s a massive understatement) and could easily (maybe have!) spend a small fortune at Svala.

My currency fave is the Didi Clutch Mini - Gold Speckled Cork. It’s cute, glitzy, and made from natural, biodegradable, vegan cork fabric. WIN, WIN, WIN!

Free shipping and returns are available on all domestic U.S. orders.

Eco-Credentials:

GOTS certified
Fair trade practices
Pledge 1%
Safe water
Tree planting
Ocean cleanup

They Say: The Classic T-shirt company was founded to shake up the fashion industry by creating ethically made luxury fashion items, starting with a full range of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton T-shirts for men and women that we couldn't be prouder of.

We Say: The Classic T-Shirt Company makes t-shirts for men and women from organic cotton and using fair trade ethics.

Their fair trade ethics mean they pay fair wages to everyone involved in producing their sustainable fabrics.

The Classic T-Shirt Company cares about the world we live in. They’re members of the Pledge 1% initiative and are active in safe water, tree planting, and ocean cleanup projects.

Mrs. M Says: I love a classic white T paired with skinny black jeans, and The Classic T-Shirt Company makes some of the best quality T’s in my wardrobe.

The Short Sleeve V Neck is my fave at the moment.

Free two-day shipping is available on all domestic orders.

Eco-Credentials:

Small batch production
Deadstock utilization

They Say: We make the best clothes for lifestyles as diverse your days. Clothing that moves with you, loves a washing machine, and is tailor-made for a life that’s unpredictable. Buy with longevity in mind. Although our garments might be an investment, they’re expertly designed for the long haul. That’s why we make everything in the highest-quality materials we can get our hands on. We know each piece has to keep up with the woman who wears it. Styles to live in now and love forever.

We Say: As mentioned in my Fast Fashion article, the fashion industry has a big problem with textile waste.

Tradlands are doing their part to reduce this waste by producing sustainable clothing from deadstock (the waste material from the fashion industry that would otherwise have been sent to landfill).

Mrs. M Says: I’m a big fan of what Tradlands is doing right now.

They use offcuts of textile destined for landfill to produce small batches or women’s clothing inspired by classic menswear.

I love a chunky cardigan...and Tradlands make some gorgeous ones! The Shelter Cotton Cardigan is my absolute fave.

There is a fantastic ‘Pre-Loved’ section where you can buy and sell items that still have plenty of life left in them.

Free worldwide shipping is available on all orders over $200.

You can return unworn/unwashed items within 30 days for a full refund (minus a $6.50 shipping and restocking fee).

Eco-Credentials:

Water-based inks
Plastic-free packaging
Peta-approved vegan
Zero waste
Fair Wear Foundation

They Say: The destination brand for passionate plant-based vegan killjoys! We’re here for all our fellow vegans with ethical, eco-friendly, organic apparel that helps you suffer through the family dinners and constant “where’s the protein?” interrogations.

We Say: Vegan Outfitters is a UK vegan clothing brand with a typically British sense of humor.

They might not take themselves too seriously...but they sure as heck take the production of their vegan apparel seriously.

They’re probably best known for their range of ethically sourced vegan tees from W.R.A.P Gold-certified facilities.

By only working with W.R.A.P Gold-certified facilities, Vegan Outfitters can guarantee their tees are produced with:

  • Zero no sweatshops or child labor
  • Safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing
  • Solar-powered sewing and cutting floor
  • 7x less water used than the average clothing manufacturer
  • Plastic-free packaging

Mrs. M Says: James was born in the UK, and the Vegan Outfitters humor speaks to his British funny bone.

I also love how our friends from across the pond are going about things. Making a difference with a smile and a cheeky wink!

The Respect Your Mother tee immediately jumps out at me as my fave...I can’t think why! 😉

Eco-Credentials:

Organic cotton pioneer
Low impact dyes and inks
GMO-free
GOTS certified
One tree planted for every order

They Say: Since coining the term “ECOfashion” in 1995, our founder, Marci Zaroff, has spent several decades as living proof that an individual can be both a tree-hugger and a fashionista. She has been planting seeds of consciousness globally; as a serial ecopreneur, keynote speaker, mentor, innovator and advisor. The seeds she has cultivated have now taken root, sprouting into the brand—with modern style and so much more.

We Say: Marci Zaroff, the founder of Yes And, was a key player in developing the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), so you can be sure she knows a thing or two about what makes a clothing brand sustainable.

Yes And use certified organic fabrics to ensure complete transparency throughout the entire supply chain.

Mrs. M Says: Marci is a sustainable clothing goddess fighting the good fight of ethical clothing brands v fast fashion. She appears to have boundless energy. You go girl!

My two favorite things about Yes And are:

  1. They plant a tree for every order placed.
  2. Their Cecily "Universal Love" Sweatshirt Dress is obscenely cozy and perfect for movie and ice cream night! HEAVEN!

Free shipping and returns on orders over $60 are currently available.

Eco-Credentials:

Made in USA
Organic cotton
Foxfibre® colored cotton (no dye needed)

They Say: You might say we are obsessed with making sheets. Our extended family has been manufacturing in the USA for over 115 years despite the fact that most of our competitors have moved all of their production overseas. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1990 and 2016 there were a total of 516,000 jobs lost in the textile industry. We don't have to bring jobs back to USA, since ours never left! Come back to sustainable, American quality with American Blossom.

We Say: Ok. So. American Blossom Linens is not a clothing brand.

They do, however, make some of the best homegrown fabrics I’ve ever come across...and safeguard American jobs at the same time. I felt they had to make the list.

American Blossom Linens bedding is entirely made in America with 100% USA Organic Cotton. Their eco-friendly and chemical-free products will last a lifetime and get softer with age.

Mrs. M Says: Thanks to the sheer volume of mattresses James has been testing over the previous months, I’ve become somewhat of an expert on all things bedding.

American Blossom Linens has always been my go-to bedding, and their Classic American Made Organic Cotton Sheets are divine.

I’ve regularly lost track of what mattress was on our bed this year...but I’ve made sure to always use certified organic cotton bedding. The breathability and luxurious feeling are second to none!

Free U.S. ground shipping is available on orders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Clothing Brands Are Best For The Environment?

All of the brands listed in the article are better for the environment than fash fashion. When looking for a sustainable fashion brand, you should look out for as many of the following as possible:

  • Organic and recycled materials
  • Ethical and fair supply chain
  • Fair trade
  • Sustainable practices
  • Ethically sourced raw materials
  • Sustainable vegan materials
  • Certified B Corp
  • Low environmental footprint
  • Sustainable fabrics
  • Recycled polyester
  • Natural materials
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • Recycled nylon
  • Ethical and sustainable living wage for workers

Thanks to social media, most companies these days are straightforward to interact with. If you’re not sure about a company’s eco-credentials, get onto Facebook, Twitter, etc., and interrogate them. If you’re still not sure, then let me know, and I’ll investigate further for you.

What Brand Of Clothing Is Popular?

According to the FashionUnited Index of Most Recognized Fashion Brands, the top ten brands in the U.S. are:

  1. Nike
  2. Louis Vuitton
  3. Hermes
  4. Gucci
  5. Zalando
  6. Adidas
  7. Tiffany & Co.
  8. Zara
  9. H&M
  10. Cartier

This list is purely based on brand value and does not consider whether they’re ethical brands or not. Many of the biggest clothing brands are not actually sustainable clothing brands.

What Is Fair Trade Clothing?

This is simply a term used to describe clothing that has been produced in an ethical factory and in a way that is fair to everyone in the process (farmers, factories workers, suppliers, etc.).

The Final Word

To stop the relentless growth of the fast fashion industry, we need to be more mindful about what we buy and when.

All these brands listed in this article are playing their part. By purchasing more sustainable, longer-lasting clothing, we can play our part too.

Think more timeless styles and less cheap shirts that will fall apart after three washes.

Sustainable clothing might be more expensive to buy initially, but it will last much longer and do less damage to the planet. That surely has to be worth an extra few bucks.

It's refreshing to know that you can get a stylish wardrobe full of sustainable fashion that won't harm the environment. When you've done that, don't forget to check out the best eco-friendly shoes to complete your outfit.

Finally, a big thank you to Mrs. M for her invaluable input on this article.

Get In Touch

Which sustainable fashion brands do you use? Have I missed any off the list? Drop me a line and let me know. I hope to add more sustainable brands to the list in the future.

James is a senior editor at The Roundup and has been in journalism for over 10 years. He was born in the UK but raised in Florida, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters. James is passionate about sustainable living and environmental issues which are reflected by his work as an editor of TheRoundup.org.
James Miller
James is a senior editor at The Roundup and has been in journalism for over 10 years. He was born in the UK but raised in Florida, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters. James is passionate about sustainable living and environmental issues which are reflected by his work as an editor of TheRoundup.org.

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